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Anime is like watching an RPG
« on: 2007-06-29 04:34:36 »
...or at least Castle in the Sky was. Frankly, that was the first anime movie I have bothered to sit through, and it gave me the feeling that I had just beaten a really good RPG. Castle in the Sky in particular reminded me of Chrono Trigger (Zeal, etc.).

Anyway, are there any other good anime movies (I don't really want to get into a series) I should watch? I really don't watch anime, and nor do my friends, so I'm at a loss on what to watch next. If anyone knows of some other good ones out there like Castle in the Sky, let me know, please.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #1 on: 2007-06-29 07:03:06 »
Hellsing

FullMetal Alchemist

Devil May Cry.


'nuff said.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #2 on: 2007-06-29 08:34:13 »
...or at least Castle in the Sky was. Frankly, that was the first anime movie I have bothered to sit through, and it gave me the feeling that I had just beaten a really good RPG. Castle in the Sky in particular reminded me of Chrono Trigger (Zeal, etc.).

Anyway, are there any other good anime movies (I don't really want to get into a series) I should watch? I really don't watch anime, and nor do my friends, so I'm at a loss on what to watch next. If anyone knows of some other good ones out there like Castle in the Sky, let me know, please.

RPGillespie
Castle in the sky(aka laputa) come's from studio ghibli, which is basically the japanese version of walt disney. There not what i would classify as anime but still good none the less.

I recommend you watch the following ghibli films: (in order of best to worse)
- Howl's Moving Castle
- Spirited Away
- Princess Mononoke (Ghibli's best seller)
- Porco Rosso
- The Cat Returns
- Grave of the Fireflies
... i wouldn't bother with the others, some are not so good imo.

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Hellsing
Dont bother with hellsing just yet. The series is in the process of being completely re-animated (better animation & more gore, better sound, proper cinematic widescreen) to make it more accurate with the comics. Look up Hellsing:Ultimate to see what im talking about, there is a trailer of it on their website at http://hellsing.pioneeranimation.com/

Other Fav's:
- Cowboy BeBop (series)
- Akira: Special Edition
- Vampire Hunter D(1980's classic) & Vampire Hunter D:Bloodlust (the character of d is illustrated by the same artist as the original final fantasy designers)
... and too many others.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #3 on: 2007-06-29 10:56:40 »
- Spirited Away got me through some weird drug-trips.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #4 on: 2007-06-29 11:54:47 »
Im fully aware about HS:U, but you really should watch the original series first to get a grip of the story.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #5 on: 2007-06-29 13:01:01 »
I loooved howl's moving castle spirited  away was good, and so was porco rosso. My personal fave and a bit cliche would have to be EVA, not really like an RPG though, unless you count those EVA flash dating sims :-P. But I didn't know there was a Devil May Cry anime, what came first the game or the anime?

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #6 on: 2007-06-29 13:20:29 »
Game. Anime only started this month.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #7 on: 2007-06-30 15:39:18 »
Game. Anime only started this month.
Yeah, just watched 2nd ep.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #8 on: 2007-06-30 16:02:42 »
Yesterday is saw Ghost in the Shell movie. Its very cool i think, i really liked it.
Bleach is a very good anime too, its not finished today, they release one episode every thursday at BleachPortal.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #9 on: 2007-06-30 20:43:49 »
You can get bleach and naruto faster from the source at yhbt.mine.nu/t

I hear good things about deathnote, but im not really into it.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #10 on: 2007-06-30 20:56:12 »
Some people i know on msn, have been chatting about a new anime named Claymore. They say it a good one i have not seen any Episodes.

But this the info i could find
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,3917,rxjrkz,claymore.html

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #11 on: 2007-06-30 21:04:46 »
For the anime movies, I think Ghibli Studio are the best. Castle in the Sky, Pricess Mononoke, The valley of the wind... all of them are great. Personally I didn't like Spirited Away and more than likely I wouldn't like the Howls Moving Castle either, but that's just because they are not my kind. I can recongnise they great though.
The grave of the fireflies and Barefoot Gen also are great movies, althought really depressing (specially the first one).
As for Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell or Knoking on the heaven's door (Cowboy bebop), yeah, they are fine, but I wouldn't class them as great.
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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #12 on: 2007-07-01 19:20:08 »
You can get bleach and naruto faster from the source at yhbt.mine.nu/t

I hear good things about deathnote, but im not really into it.
i watched it, recently saw last ep.. Great anime, with a nice ending.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #13 on: 2007-07-01 21:13:54 »
Another very good anime is Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO). I've seen every episode and it was very good fun.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #14 on: 2007-07-02 22:09:58 »
Some people i know on msn, have been chatting about a new anime named Claymore. They say it a good one i have not seen any Episodes.

Claymore is okay, but I think it will soon become over-rated, if it is not already.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #15 on: 2007-07-02 22:54:32 »
Thanks for the suggestions! I just barely saw Howl's Moving Castle, and I thought is was really good. I think I'm going to watch Spirited Away next, since I haven't seen it yet.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #16 on: 2007-08-22 20:11:13 »
I recomend, Claymore! (nice gfx, very good story, good animation) Darker Than Black (Very good gfx: 1280x720, Cool story a little bit less serious than Claymore, very good animation)

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #17 on: 2007-08-23 07:22:53 »
Well since its been revived...
Movies like Hoshi no Koe, and 5cm per second are lovely stories.
There are some graphic novels I also would reccomend, Planetarian being one. You don't get any choices like the traditional ones, and you can put it on autoplay, so you might as well cound this as a movie.

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #18 on: 2007-08-23 15:40:33 »
I really enjoyed another Ghibli film "My Neighbour Totoro".

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Re: Anime is like watching an RPG
« Reply #19 on: 2007-08-24 01:10:41 »
I really enjoyed another Ghibli film "My Neighbour Totoro".
I didn't. The catbus was cool although.